Silchester collection of Roman antiquities by Unknown Artist

Collection of objects excavated on the site of the Roman town of Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum).


Details

Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £61,784; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1978
Vendor:
Executors of the 7th Duke of Wellington

Mainly from the excavations of Reverend Joyce (1864-1878) and the Society of Antiquities (1890-1909). Includes mosaics, bronzes, stone carvings, jewellery, glass, kitchen utensils, tools, 12,000 coins and a stylised figure of a prancing horse (illustrated) which is 1st century and probably pre-Roman, 11 x 6.2cm.

Provenance

Excavated by the Rev J.G.Joyce from 1864 to 1878.The 2nd Duke of Wellington; by descent to the 7th Duke of Wellington.

Venue details

Reading Museum Town Hall, Blagrave Street, READING Berkshire RG1 1QH 0118 937 3400 www.readingmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm
Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 4pm

Closed 24 Dec – 2 Jan and Easter Sunday

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